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photoblog image Sabara, Brazil, 1979

Sabara, Brazil, 1979

 

More converted slides, this time from Brazil in 1979, when I spent a month in Belo Horizonte.  This is the small municipality, close to BH, of Sabara.  The church is the Church of Our Lady of Mercy.

 

Judging by the state of the colours, I was using Agfachrome - not to be recommended if you want to preserve your slides.

 

 

 

Sabara, Brazil, 1979

 

More converted slides, this time from Brazil in 1979, when I spent a month in Belo Horizonte.  This is the small municipality, close to BH, of Sabara.  The church is the Church of Our Lady of Mercy.

 

Judging by the state of the colours, I was using Agfachrome - not to be recommended if you want to preserve your slides.

 

 

 

comments (10)

  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2016, 05:37
Well, it looks as if you have given it a special treatment, Tom
Tom Wilson: None at all, Lisl - this is just a straight conversion with the dust removed smile The greens are gone completely on these slides.
Actually, Tom, there are manipulation tools that try to emulate that look! smile
Tom Wilson: Indeed there are - the antiquing filters smile I'm sufficiently antique not to need a filter smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2016, 06:40
No doubt a bit of an education to visit this place back then Tom
Tom Wilson: It was indeed, Chris - Belo Horizonte is steel town - said to be similar to Middlesbrough at the time. And amazingly, when I was checking into the hotel, two guys from Middlesbrough were checking in at the same time!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2016, 07:41
I wonder if the view would be very similar some 37 years on? Probably not!
Tom Wilson: I tried to find the same location on Google street view, without success, but the other streets seem to be very similar!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2016, 07:50
Oh, this is great. It must have been quite an experience back then.
Back then, I mostly used Agfachrome and Kodak and am still happy with the results. I do remember trying out some other films, that didn't work out. Around 1965, my father used an Agfa film for slides and the slides developed a violet hue within 5 years. So maybe their quality lack consistency.
Tom Wilson: Quite fascinating, Louis. I've found that all my Agfachrome slides have lost colour - green especially disappears, as you can probable see from the hill behind the church in the pic and in the nearby trees. Ektachrome, on the other hand, seems to survive very well.
This is gorgeous to look at Tom, I am envious of your travels, but thank you for sharing them.
Tom Wilson: This from the man not long back from S. American and more recently from Spain!
I quite like the treatment you've given it Tom!
As far as I am concerned, the best slides films I have ever used were the Kodachrome 25 and 64.
Tom Wilson: No treatment at all, Richard - just a clean up of the dust and dirt smile
I love the 70's look of the clothing.
Tom Wilson: I think we can say that that is authentic, Mary smile
The only slides that seem to really stand the test of time are Kodachrome. I remember using Kodachrome 25 at one time. Very slow but amazing results
Tom Wilson: Yes - at the time I favoured Agfa because it seemed to give a "warmer" effect but, in retrospect (if only one had known about the digital revolution!) Kodak products would have been a better bet. Or perhaps I should have stuck with black and white smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 07:23
Don't worry about the colours, Tom...the details are very interesting.

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